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The Real-World Science Supplement
to Scholastic News.
a scientist who studies spiders
Arachnologists like Maddie Girard study spiders.
one of the groups into which animals are categorized according to their shared characteristics
Sparklemuffin is a newly discovered species of peacock spider.
warm-blooded animals that can nurse their young with milk, that have a backbone, and that have fur or hair on their body
Cows are a type of mammal.
the way living things act in response to their environment
One behavior of male peacock spiders is to do a dance to attract a mate.
the fear of spiders
Arachnophobia is one of the most common fears.